The Bills cleared a spot on their 53-man roster Tuesday releasing K Jordan Gay. It was made in anticipation of adding an offensive tackle. On Wednesday Buffalo signed New York Giants practice squad OT Michael Ola.
Ola, 28, has appeared in 23 games and made 19 starts in his NFL career. He has previously worked with Bills offensive line coach Aaron Kromer when he played 12 games for the Chicago Bears in 2014 lining up at every position but center that season. He spent most of the 2015 season with the Detroit Lions where he made seven starts at right tackle.
The Bills are hoping that starting left tackle Cordy Glenn can return from an ankle injury this week. It has kept him out of the last two games. Fellow tackle Seantrel Henderson still has a game to serve to complete his league-imposed four-game suspension and Cyrus Kouandjio was "nicked up" at the end of last Sunday's game according to Bills GM Doug Whaley.
Ola (6-5, 312) represents depth at the position with a working knowledge of Kromer's blocking schemes and techniques.